Standard Popular Dialogues

Standard Popular Dialogues

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... such a rough piece of humanity to our select circle. Only imagine you hear him say to Major Atkins, "How are you, my hearty? Where did you attain your title, in China or India?" Or suppose he burst out to Mr. Alfred Dressup, "Well, my boy, how do you get yourself up for the evening party?" Mother, dear, is it quite necessary that we must have him to live with us here? Can't you get him a lodging somewhere handy? Mrs. P. My dear, I couldn't think of such a thing; it is simply absurd. If he really wishes to stay, I can't turn him out. We must try and do the best we can with him. He may not be so rough as you fear. We can put him up in the attic, you know. The bed is good, though the room is small. But then he won't notice that, as he must have been used to rougher lodgings than that, I'll be bound. Lizzy. But, mother, the furniture is so old and shabby and tho carpet quite worn out. I should be ashamed to put a relation of mine there. I would much rather, mother dear, that you would let him have my room, and let me go up there. Let us give him a hearty welcome, or nono at all, after all his dangers and difficulties. Jane. You are a silly thing, Lizzy, to talk like that. Don't you see he has been used to rough things, and won't know the difference. Besides, you know, we were talking of letting your room this season, so that I might have more pocket-money. It's very clear to me that Uncle Harry can't live with us. Lizzy. But, Jane, why not give him your room, and let us both go together upstairs for a time, and see how he behaves himself? Jane. Not if I know it! I am not going to be turned out of my own room for the best uncle in the world. (A bell rings.) I wonder who that is? And here am I not dressed to receive visitors at...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550633
  • 9781236550637